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6:00 pm - Finding the Magic in Middle School Parent Talk With Author Chris Balme

October 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Finding the Magic in Middle School

Is middle school actually the worst time of life, or just the worst-understood? In this talk, author and acclaimed educator Chris Balme shows how to tap into the positive potential of middle school. It begins with understanding what’s going on inside the middle school brain. Balme introduces three key developmental needs for middle schoolers, offering practical tips to support them at each step of the way. Drawing on his experience as a middle school founder and principal, as well as the latest neuroscience, he offers a fresh and uplifting take on the transformative years of middle school.

This talk is based on Balme’s book, Finding the Magic in Middle School, which was published in 2022 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller for adolescent psychology. Renowned adolescent psychologist and author Madeline Levine called it “a must-read for anyone who has a tween or works with tweens.”

Purchase Tickets:

Now – Oct. 6th $36 / After Oct. 6th $54



Book will be available for purchase and author signing. This event is for adults only, invite your friends! Light refreshments served.


Yavneh Day School
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Yavneh Day School
14855 Oka Road, Suite 100
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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